Depending on the size of your shipment and on the route it's traveling, it's sometimes worthwhile to ship in a container (FCL) as opposed to in boxes or pallets (LCL), because container is a fixed price, whereas an LCL shipment is priced according to volume.
The recommendations for when to ship a container is usually decided as follows:
- Shipment volume over 12 CBM → ship 20 foot container
- Shipment volume over 30 CBM → ship 40 foot container
You can search for both LCL and FCL prices on the marketplace, and compare the differences by saving the best quotes for both options.